Scarlett Johansson sued Disney three months ago over streaming release of Black Widow. She said that she lose millions of dollars because her salary was based on the box office performance of the film, the suit has now been settled. While the terms of the settlement has not been disclosed.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman said: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow.”
“We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror,” he added.
Johansson also said that she was pleased to have resolved her differences with Disney and looked forward to further collaboration.
In her statement she said: “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team.”
In the lawsuit, Johansson claimed, that her contract with the film studio didn’t allow for films to be released on streaming the same day they came to theaters. Disney, however, released Black Widow day-and-date on Disney Plus.
During the lawsuit, Disney said that Johansson had been paid $20 million for her role in the film, and could earn more from its release on Disney Plus, where viewers had to pay $30 to watch it during its initial release.
Box Office Mojo estimates that Black Widow brought in almost $379 million from its theater run. When attempting to negotiate with Disney, Johansson’s team reportedly based their numbers on an estimate that the film would’ve brought in $1.2 billion had it not been for the multiple COVID delays and eventual joint release on Disney Plus.